NORTH ATTLEBORO – Joseph “BZ” Gaulin, 87, of North Attleboro passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at Hebert Health Center in Smithfield, RI due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. He was the beloved husband of Lynn (Kahler) Gaulin for nearly 60 years.
Born May 23, 1930 in Plainville, he was a son of the late Joseph F. and Anna (Sargent) Gaulin and was brother of the late David Gaulin.
BZ grew up in Plainville and was a 1948 graduate of Plainville High School. He has been a resident of North Attleboro for the past 51 years.
BZ was a master plumber and worked at Polaroid in Waltham for 20 years before retiring in 1987. He also built quality customized homes in the North Attleboro area for many years and owned J. Gaulin Realty.
In retirement, he owned Fourth Street Market in Attleboro for several years.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in occupied Japan before the Korean War. While in Japan, he played divisional football for the Army.
BZ loved sports and in high school played basketball, baseball and ran track. He was known for taking long walks through downtown and was always smiling and acknowledging his many friends. He also enjoyed riding his Honda Scooter on trips and was a member of the B.P.O.E. “Elks” in North Attleboro for many years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children and their spouses: Bethany Gaulin Carroll and husband Michael of Providence, RI, Jay Gaulin and wife Pamela of Plainville and Matthew Gaulin and wife Laura of North Attleboro;
8 grandchildren: Devin and Julian Carroll, Danielle Mattson, Steven Struhar, and Alexis, Emma, Ashlyn and Brody Gaulin;
And a great-grandson Declan Mattson;
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, August 19 from 3-5 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro. A memorial service with U.S. Army Honors will be held at the conclusion of visitation at 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community VNA, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA 02760 to benefit Alzheimer’s patients.
To sign an online guestbook for BZ, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.